The Rock made his big return to WWE last week on SmackDown and he sent the wrestling world into an uproar when he seemingly set up a WrestleMania match with Roman Reigns. Since then many people in the wrestling community have shared their thoughts on The Rock’s return and the possibility of The Great One facing The Tribal Chief on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
During a recent appearance on Good Morning Football current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins shared his thoughts on The Rock’s return. The Visionary indicated that The Rock is always welcome to return to WWE, but Rollins also made it a point to talk about how hot the product has been without The Rock.
“If The Rock wants to jump on the bandwagon, ride my coattails into WrestleMania that’s fine with me. Look I get it, WWE is as hot as it’s ever been. We are selling out arenas, stadiums, any place we go right now is huge. We just inked two massive deals. SmackDown to USA Network, and Raw, my show which I’ve been anchoring for the last decade just signed the most lucrative television deal in the history of professional wrestling with Netflix. So, we are living life right now. We are huge and for The Rock to want to come on board now, jump on my WrestleMania, get his toes wet, I get it. Mad respect to him for everything he’s done outside of here and everything he’s done for our industry. I got no problem with The Rock jumping on and doing his business for us. We appreciate having him. Like I said, he’s riding my coattails, you just need to remember that.”
When one of the hosts joked that Rollins seemed to be playing a heel Rollins added, “There’s no heel there. That’s just accurate information. You can look it up. There’s data behind that. Look at the numbers. Look at who’s been on Monday Night Raw for the last 10 years more than anybody. It’s me, it’s this guy. I get the credit not him. So, he can come in he can get what he wants. He can take his little piece then he can go back to Hollywood and do his thing. We got this thing. We don’t need ya. We’d love to have ya, but we don’t need ya big guy.”
The Rock vs. Roman Reigns has not been confirmed just yet, but is expected to be officially announced at the WrestleMania 40 press conference on Thursday in Las Vegas.
Stay tuned for updates.
“If @TheRock wants to ride my coattails into Wrestlemania, that’s fine…We don’t need ya…we’d love to have ya… but we don’t need ya, big guy.”
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) February 7, 2024